Mayo, Nancy E. PhD

James McGill Professor

Department of Medicine, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy
Royal Victoria Hospital Ross Pavilion R4.29687, Pine Ave West, Montreal, QC, H3A 1A1
(514) 842 1231 (36922)
(514) 843 1493

Research Profile

Nancy Mayo has two major research programs: one on stroke and one related to health services and outcomes research. The unifying theme of her research is outcome measurement and improvement and use of administrative databases for clinical research. In the arena of health services and outcomes research, she has applied knowledge of modeling time to discharge to waiting time for breast cancer surgery and examined variation in waiting time and also in stroke hospitalization outcomes. She has conducted a number of clinical trials on service delivery for persons with stroke and has just completed a large database study with Dr Bruno Gagnon on end-of-life care for women dying of breast cancer. In the area of stroke, she has investigated the impact of stroke on the individual, the family and society. This led her to do research in the area of outcomes: impairments, disability, handicap, and QOL, as well as on the impact on caregivers and society at large, in terms of population burden. This research program pointed out gaps in the care that stroke patients receive and led to a series of clinical trials evaluating care-delivery models (home-based rehabilitation, case-management to enhance continuity of care, late rehabilitation), cost-effectiveness and policy implications.


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Recent Publications

  • Shahrbanian S, Duquette P, Ahmed S, Mayo NE. Pain acts through fatigue to affect participation in individuals with multiple sclerosis. Qual Life Res. 2015 Aug 9. In Press.
  • Barbic SP, Bartlett SJ, Mayo NE. Emotional vitality in caregivers: application of Rasch Measurement Theory with secondary data to development and test a new measure. Clin Rehabil. 2015 Jul;29(7):705-16. doi: 10.1177/0269215514552503.
  • Aburub AS, Gagnon B, Rodríguez AM, Mayo NE. Using a personalized measure (Patient Generated Index (PGI)) to identify what matters to people with cancer. Support Care Cancer. 2015 Jun 23. In Press.
  • Lee L, Dumitra T, Fiore JF Jr, Mayo NE, Feldman LS. How well are we measuring postoperative "recovery" after abdominal surgery? Qual Life Res. 2015 May 24. In Press.
  • Mayo NE, Scott SC, Bernstein CN, Lix LM. How are you? Do people with inflammatory bowel disease experience response shift on this question? Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2015 May 6;13:52. doi: 10.1186/s12955-015-0232-6.
  • Goldberg MS, Wheeler AJ, Burnett RT, Mayo NE, Valois MF, Brophy JM, Giannetti N. Physiological and perceived health effects from daily changes in air pollution and weather among persons with heart failure: a panel study. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2015 Mar-Apr;25(2):187-99. doi: 10.1038/jes.2014.43.
  • Shahrbanian S, Duquette P, Kuspinar A, Mayo NE. Contribution of symptom clusters to multiple sclerosis consequences. Qual Life Res. 2015 Mar;24(3):617-29. doi: 10.1007/s11136-014-0804-7.
  • Sajobi TT, Lix LM, Singh G, Lowerison M, Engbers J, Mayo NE. Identifying reprioritization response shift in a stroke caregiver population: a comparison of missing data methods. Qual Life Res. 2015 Mar;24(3):529-40. doi: 10.1007/s11136-014-0824-3.
  • Mayo NE, Anderson S, Barclay R, Cameron JI, Desrosiers J, Eng JJ, Huijbregts M, Kagan A, Lyons MM, Moriello C, Richards CL, Salbach NM, Scott SC, Teasell R, Bayley M. Getting on with the rest of your life following stroke: A randomized trial of a complex intervention aimed at enhancing life participation post stroke. Clin Rehabil. 2015 Jan 27. pii: 0269215514565396. In Press.
  • Mayo NE, Scott SC, Bayley M, Cheung A, Garland J, Jutai J, Wood-Dauphinee S. Modeling health-related quality of life in people recovering from stroke. Qual Life Res. 2015 Jan;24(1):41-53. doi: 10.1007/s11136-013-0605-4.
  • Figueiredo S, Mayo NE. What pilot studies tell us! Disabil Rehabil. 2015;37(18):1694-5. doi: 10.3109/09638288.2015.1043471.
  • Barbic SP, Mayo NE, White CL, Bartlett SJ. Emotional vitality in family caregivers: content validation of a theoretical framework.Qual Life Res. 2014 Dec;23(10):2865-72. doi: 10.1007/s11136-014-0718-4.
  • Mayo NE, Moriello C, Scott SC, Dawes D, Auais M, Chasen M. Pedometer-facilitated walking intervention shows promising effectiveness for reducing cancer fatigue: a pilot randomized trial. Clin Rehabil. 2014 Dec;28(12):1198-209. doi: 10.1177/0269215514536209.
  • Antonescu I, Carli F, Mayo NE, Feldman LS. Validation of the SF-36 as a measure of postoperative recovery after colorectal surgery. Surg Endosc. 2014 Nov;28(11):3168-78. doi: 10.1007/s00464-014-3577-8.
  • Rosenzveig A, Kuspinar A, Daskalopoulou SS, Mayo NE. Toward patient-centered care: a systematic review of how to ask questions that matter to patients. Medicine (Baltimore). 2014 Nov;93(22):e120. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000000120. Review.
  • Kuspinar A, Mayo NE. A review of the psychometric properties of generic utility measures in multiple sclerosis.Pharmacoeconomics. 2014 Aug;32(8):759-73. doi: 10.1007/s40273-014-0167-5. Review.
  • Antonescu I, Scott S, Tran TT, Mayo NE, Feldman LS. Measuring postoperative recovery: what are clinically meaningful differences? Surgery. 2014 Aug;156(2):319-27. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2014.03.005.
  • Tran TT, Kaneva P, Mayo NE, Fried GM, Feldman LS. Short-stay surgery: what really happens after discharge? Surgery. 2014 Jul;156(1):20-7. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2014.03.024.
  • Kuspinar A, Finch L, Pickard S, Mayo NE. Using existing data to identify candidate items for a health state classification system in multiple sclerosis. Qual Life Res. 2014 Jun;23(5):1445-57. doi: 10.1007/s11136-013-0604-5.
  • Antonescu I, Mueller CL, Fried GM, Vassiliou MC, Mayo NE, Feldman LS. Outcomes reported in high-impact surgical journals. Br J Surg. 2014 Apr;101(5):582-9. doi: 10.1002/bjs.9450.
  • Mayo NE, Bronstein D, Scott SC, Finch LE, Miller S. Necessary and sufficient causes of participation post-stroke: practical and philosophical perspectives. Qual Life Res. 2014 Feb;23(1):39-47. doi: 10.1007/s11136-013-0441-6.
  • Lee L, Tran T, Mayo NE, Carli F, Feldman LS. What does it really mean to "recover" from an operation? Surgery. 2014 Feb;155(2):211-6. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2013.10.002.
  • Neville A, Lee L, Antonescu I, Mayo NE, Vassiliou MC, Fried GM, Feldman LS. Systematic review of outcomes used to evaluate enhanced recovery after surgery. Br J Surg. 2014 Feb;101(3):159-70. doi: 10.1002/bjs.9324. Review.
  • Nobel L, Mayo NE, Hanley J, Nadeau L, Daskalopoulou SS. MyRisk_Stroke Calculator: A Personalized Stroke Risk Assessment Tool for the General Population. J Clin Neurol. 2014 Jan;10(1):1-9. doi: 10.3988/jcn.2014.10.1.1.
  • Vadnerkar A, Figueiredo S, Mayo NE, Kearney RE. Classification of gait quality for biofeedback to improve heel-to-toe gait. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2014;2014:3626-9. doi: 10.1109/EMBC.2014.6944408.